Mick Mulvaney, the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), told bankers that he is not required to post data on banking institutions that violate the rules or receive significant complaints.
1. Do you agree with the removal of these types of data from the government websites? Why or why not?
2. Is this the same or different from the Yelp website? Discuss.
3. How many financial institutions with the most complaints in the database contributed to Mulvaney with campaign funds from political action committees (PACs)?
4. Plot the Public Citizen data on a graph. Is there any trend that emerges? Describe.
Okeson, S. (2018). Trump Appointee Aims To Shut Down Consumer Financial Protection Database. The National Memo, June 20 (Retrievable online at http://www.nationalmemo.com/trump-appointee-shuts-down-consumer-financial-protection-database)